I was queuing solo for WSG and most of the BG’s had a premade component to them.
There was 6 from one realm ( they qued doing a ‘pop’ – all enter at once to bypass the 5 man restriction) who demanded I go heals. I have come a long way from the refusing to heal for people. But Holy in BG’s in painful even when you know your team has your back. Spurting out some flashes and renews only to be stampeded by the opposing team is not my idea of fun for a complete bunch of strangers. 1.3 resil in a Pvp dps spec, and all the wonderful trappings and stuns, silences and fears I have, I was better off staying in Shadow, and healing if someone needed - and they did have hybrids on their own team. After asking them – why they que’d as premades without heals, I told them no. ” I let them down” apparently.
There was a premade from Kilrogg that managed to get 7 in and they all ghosted out when they found themselves getting farmed by a superior horde team- as per the above Screenshot. Take my word for it that it wasn’t just a bad rez timer. Yes stupid me went for the flag anyway – it was better than being a spirit ball ghosting out. I gave the premade some choice words – eg ” You’re a premade – why aren’t you trying?” To which most of them responded ” It’s to0 hard.. or we are gonna lose anyway.. and the BEST response ever to my “See you in the bottom 5% of rated” was “Your wrong – there will be people worse than we are”
I told them they had an opportunity to try different stats, and not stand in the GY getting farmed. If I could sneak over every time. Down the ramp, over the tunnel, so could some of them if they had tried.
I’ve been a farmer. It’s a strat that works. Keep them in the GY. This only works if the team is stupid enough to stay in the GY. So yes it works often – don’t be stupid. Think outside the GY.
I was perusing a guilds recruitment website the other day, and one of the questions was a long the lines of picking a song that represents your attitude to progression, and wiping has always been the realm of PVE, and Arena, and now it will be BG’s as well.
The best song that comes to mind for me is the chorus to Tubthumping
I get knocked down
But I get up again
You’re never going to keep me down
Or because I remember the hours, and the deaths of Progression dying - Stone Sours Made of Scars
Yeah, cut right into me
Yeah because I am made of Scars
Yes I am made of scars
Getting knocked down, and collecting a few battle scars has always been the way progression goes. I’ve done it in Pve
and in Pvp
If you want to go places you need to die few times. Get back up, try again, and do it differently. They would have felt so much more better if they had worked as a team instead of Ghosting out.